soft money

 Campaign contributions which can be used for a variety of purposes by the political party.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Soft money — Soft Soft (s[o^]ft; 115), a. [Compar. {Softer} (s[o^]ft [ e]r); superl. {Softest}.] [OE. softe, AS. s[=o]fte, properly adv. of s[=e]fte, adj.; akin to OS. s[=a]fto, adv., D. zacht, OHG. samfto, adv., semfti, adj., G. sanft, LG. sacht; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft money — money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations. * * * In the U.S., paper money as contrasted with coins, or hard money; also, unregulated monetary donations to political parties or candidates. In… …   Universalium

  • soft money — n. money given as a donation to a political party but not designated for a particular candidate …   English World dictionary

  • soft money — n. easy money; money obtained without much effort. □ Don’t become dependent on soft money. □ There’s not even very much soft money around now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Soft Money — 1. The one time funding from governments and organizations for a project or special purpose. 2. Paper currency, as opposed to gold, silver, or some other coined metal. A good example of soft money is the campaign funding that politicians get… …   Investment dictionary

  • soft money — gov soft′ mon′ey n. money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations …   From formal English to slang

  • Soft Money — VP Grant or contract money that is not guaranteed from year to year …   Audio and video glossary

  • soft money — /ˈsɒft mʌni/ (say soft munee) noun non recurrent funds obtained for the support of a particular project, not part of the regular institutional budget …   Australian English dictionary

  • soft money — noun political contributions made in such a way as to avoid the United States regulations for federal election campaigns (as by contributions to a political action committee) • Hypernyms: ↑political contribution, ↑political donation * * * noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft money — funds that can be used by a political party to promote itself but not to promote a particular candidate (not subject to federal regulation); unstable currencies that are not accepted worldwide …   English contemporary dictionary

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